Quit spying on me, Tejashwi fumes in tweet-spree on neighbour Nitish's CCTV
It's one thing for a man to wake up, upload a photo of the CCTV camera towering above his neighbour's wall, and shoot off furious tweets about snooping and intrusion of privacy. It's entirely another when the two people involved are the men who -- until fairly recently -- ran Bihar's government together.
Now here's what Tejashwi Yadav, the leader of the Opposition (and formerly the No. 2 in Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's government), has a problem with: "The Bihar CM's residence is surrounded by main roads from three sides and the Leader of the Opposition's residence from the fourth side. But the CM felt the need for CCTV only on the wall bordering his political adversary's residence?"
"Someone should tell him that these petty tricks will prove futile!"
Yadav is the son of former Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, and a top leader in the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). Until last year, a "grand alliance" between the RJD, Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United) -- or JD(U) -- and the Congress governed Bihar. Tejashwi was deputy chief minister.
Then, Nitish walked out of the coalition and returned to the NDA. Tejashwi's job went to Sushil Modi. New battle lines were drawn.
And now, Tejashwi points to the CCTV camera chez Nitish and asks: Is it Nitish's "paranoia" for security? Or is it "other insecurities, frustrations and apprehensions"?
Is this Nitish Ji's paranoia for security or many other insecurities, frustrations & apprehensions with tht he has put only CCTV camera right on the boundary wall b/w his & mine residence to snoop over?Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) November 15, 2018
Why CM needs a camera only thr with already a permanent security check post? pic.twitter.com/EljUO5EiLf
He carried on for a bit.
"The Bihar government must tighten the security whenever required for the CM, who already has Z+ category, and even resides in high security zone, but is it preferable to install high resolution HD CCTV cameras facing, snooping and interfering [in] the privacy of [his] neighbour?"
"With every passing second, a heinous crime is committed in the Patna region, leave alone the whole state! But the autocratic, insecure CM is more bothered about snooping into the day-to-day activities of the opponents and infringing their privacy, rather than the security of the citizens!"
He threw in another grievance while he was at it:
"Nitish Kumar has occupied three chief ministerial bungalows (two in Patna, one in Delhi); moreover one exclusive plush suite in Bihar Bhawan! Why [does the] self-proclaimed austere CM of a poor state [have] this obsession with luxury and grandeur? Has he got any morality to answer this?"
At the time when this story was first published, there were no answers on the chief minister's Twitter account.